Equestrian vibes were unmistakeable on the runway for autumn/winter 2012, with everywhere from Jonathan Saunders in London to the Paris shows of Givenchy and John Galliano riding high on its influence. A menagerie of textures saw tweeds, wools and jacquards adorn tailored skirts and structured trousers to create a strict and lean silhouette. Men wore double breasted jackets over neatly buttoned up shirts in an equestrian-esque spectrum of muted browns and greens. We spotted Will, a fashion and journalism student, expertly instigating his own take on the trend, months before even the hippest fashion crowds catch on.
Will's look is all about luxuriously structured tailoring, keeping shapes sleek and adding interest through texture and layering. We love his bright shirt and royal blue tie, adding a fun pop of colour to his sophisticated palette of browns. The centrepiece of Will's outfit is unmistakeably his grandmother's fabulous tweed hacking jacket. Adding the only pattern to his ensemble, he draws further attention to its refined structure by artfully belting the waist. It's the little details that really bring this outfit together, with pearly buttons perched delicately on a mustard yellow waistcoat and blue cuffs poking neatly out of tweed sleeves. Will keeps his accessories simple yet statement with coiffed hair, a Mulberry bag bringing an air of lavish grandeur and tan leather shoes to effortlessly match his belt and bring the whole look together.
Because: What show are you most looking forward to?
Will: If I could get to see Vivienne Westwood that would be fantastic.
Favourite show so far?
Bernard Chandran at Vauxhall Fashion Scout.
Why did you like it?
It was just fantastic. It was the Matrix meets Elvis.
Will is wearing:
Grandmother's hacking jacket, waistcoat and belt